Can Bearded Dragons Eat Radicchio?

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Radicchio?

To answer this question bearded dragons can only eat radicchio on rare occasions as there is a disproportionate ratio for calcium to phosphorus which is bad for them and this vegetable is also high in acidic content.

To find out more about this question and get more details about this veggie keep reading below.

It is also known sometimes as Italian chicory and it a leaf chicory.

It has white-veined red leaves and is grown as a leaf veggie. It has a spicy and bitter taste, however it changes and becomes less potent when it is roasted or grilled.

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So can bearded dragons eat radicchio at all?

Before we can decide lets look at the nutritional facts. In particular we should look at the fat, fibre, sugar, calcium, acidic, water, protein and phosphorus content.

Another thing that is always important for bearded dragons when it comes to food is the calcium to phosphorus ratio. It needs to be roughly 1:1 or 2:1 which is ideal for this reptile.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 96 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates 4.48 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
Fat 0.25 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
8832 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.016 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.255 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.269 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.057 mg
Folate (B9) (15%) 60 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8 mg
Vitamin E (15%) 2.26 mg
Vitamin K (243%) 255.2 μg
Calcium (2%) 19 mg
Iron (4%) 0.57 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.138 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 40 mg
Potassium (6%) 302 mg
Sodium (1%) 22 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.62 mg

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see there is a disproportionate ratio for calcium to phosphorus content. Additionally is it high in acidic content.

Therefore a bearded dragon can only eat very little of this veggie and only on rare occasions.  It definitely has to be in moderation otherwise it will make your reptile sick.

Also make sure you cut it up into very small pieces.